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Dumbarton Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 37 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 37
Gully Wall, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
North Face 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
North West Face 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
West Face 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Elevation: 10 ft
GPS: 55.937, -4.564 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Euan Cameron on Sep 16, 2007
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell
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Description

Dumbarton rock continue to play an important role in the evolution of Scottish climbing. Here you will find all types climbing; trad, sport and bouldering - and all are of the finest quality.

The rock is a very fine grained basalt, which can on first impression appear frictionless. When wet the rock is indeed slick, however, when dry the friction is generally good.

The majority of the cliffs face North / North West, which provide cool shelter in the summer, and due to the prevailing wind plenty of drying breeze in the winter.

The setting may be industrial, but the climbing no mater which type you choose will mask any issues you have with the surroundings.

Getting There

This is one of the easiest crags to get to.

If you are driving, take the A82 west from Glasgow (The Great Western Road), and keep following it to Dumbarton. Just after Dumbarton East station take a left on Victoria Street. Drive to the end of the road and park up.

If you are arriving by train, take a train from Glasgow to Dumbarton East. Turn right out of the station, and then turn left into Victoria Street - follow it to the end.

At the end of the street, take a right and walk along the North side of the crag.

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